Honey Smacks salmonella cases reach 100

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Though Kellogg recalled all Honey Smacks from shelves in June when they were linked to a salmonella outbreak, the FDA said Thursday that it has received reports of some stores still selling the cereal.

The Food and Drug Administration says retails still can not legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following a recall.

The statement said salmonella strains had been found in both unopened and leftover samples of Honey Smacks at several locations.

Florida and Colorado are the latest states to report illnesses as part of the outbreak, bringing the total number of states affected to 33. The company has recalled the cereal, and consumers and retailers are being advised to get rid of it.

Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within about 12 to 72 hours of exposure. While most recover within a week, some illnesses can last longer and be more severe.

The CDC warns the public not to eat any Honey Smacks cereal from any size package and with any "best if used by" date. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still selling the cereal. The recall was issued June 14. Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.

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